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former-us-sen-kaneaster-hodges-jr.-of-newport-dies-at-83-–-arkansas-online

Former US Sen. Kaneaster Hodges Jr. of Newport dies at 83 – Arkansas Online

Former U.S. Senator Kaneaster Hodges is shown in this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo) A minister, lawyer, expert duck caller and former U.S. senator has died. Kaneaster Hodges Jr., 83, of Newport died Wednesday from an aortic aneurysm, according to family members. “It was devastating news to me,” Dr. Morrison Hodges …

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HERB GARDENING AT THE LIBRARY – Ozark Gateway

Cathy Drew is a lifelong resident of the region that she loves to promote. As a matter of fact, she was born in downtown Batesville in the late ’60s, which is in one of the eight counties she now enjoys encouraging people to visit. She has two sons, Jonathon (Jon) Drew, his wife Devyn Stewart. …

conveyor-training-program-slated-at-asu-newport-–-kait

Conveyor training program slated at ASU-Newport – KAIT

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – A nearly $235,000 grant will help area businesses get employees and help train them in manufacturing, officials said Thursday. ASU-Newport received the grant from the Arkansas Office of Skills Development for a manufacturing and conveyor technician program. Officials said in a media release the non-credit training program will teach safety training, …

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Arkansas officials reallocate $4.3M to convert former Independence County juvenile facility into parole center – Arkansas Online

The Arkansas Department of Corrections is reallocating more than $4 million as part of its effort to turn a vacant juvenile detention facility in Independence County into a lower-level parole and probation center. The state Board of Corrections on Thursday approved a request from Lamont Wimbley, chief fiscal officer for the Arkansas Department of Corrections, …

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PAIGE HOWARD CUNNINGHAM ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR LAWRENCE COUNTY CLERK – Imboden Live

            I would like to announce that I have officially filed as a Republican to run for Lawrence County Clerk.  I was born and raised in Lawrence County.  My roots run deeply here, as my grandparents were the Howard and Willmuth families from Saffell and Strawberry.  I  graduated from Walnut Ridge High School.  After graduation I moved to Fayetteville, where I …

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County leads in state for syphilis case rate – KAIT

JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) – Jackson County leads the state with the most syphilis case rate with 174.3 cases per 100,000. Arkansas Department of Health State Deputy Officer Dr. Naveen Patil said the increase of cases in the county may be linked to the prison screenings at the Grimes and McPherson Units in Newport. “They …